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with the effects of sandy, mitt romney continues to campaign in key battleground states. we've got brand new pole numbers. all that and our own brian williams goes home to battered point pleasant beach new jersey. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> good morning, i'm lynn berry. here is the very latest on sandy. at least 74 people in the u.s. are now dead as a result of sandy. millions remain without power, and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are waking up with canisters and walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. and further down the coast, take a look at cars lined up for blocks, if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for a chance to fill up. >>> another big oil problem, a massive fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gals of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from statin islands. containment booms are keeping the oil where it is. >>> in connecticut, intense images as three mansions burned to the ground. firefighters c
obama visited some of the area's most devastated by hurricane sandy. as daniel lee reports, people are hanging onto the president's promises their communities will be restored. >> today marks another day toward recovery, but for people evacuated from the jersey shore, it is also another day lost from their home. three days after sandy left the northeast in crisis, finally, science of recovery. >> we are all working together to make sure the new jersey moves ahead. >> police say they are making progress clearing roads left impassible by sand and homes tossed into the street. >> you feel you are going to wake up any minute. it is sickening. >> for evacuees who have not been allowed back to see their homes, the wait is agonizing. >> what can you do? hopefully everybody can rebuild. >> in hoboken, people are pumping murky floodwater out of garages. in queens, assessing the damages to more than 100 burned out homes. in jersey city, a line for gasoline 100 cars long. in brooklyn, waiting for public transportation. those devastated by sandy moving on but still struggling to assess what ha
>> how is it looking today? >> much better, but we are still having hurricane sandy. it is taking a long time to dissolve. it is pretty chilly out there. we have 49 degrees in downtown baltimore and 44 in keene's bill. looking at the forecast for today, high temperatures only in the mid-50s's, and it is going to feel colder, gusting at about 20 miles per hour. again and maybe just a little bit of a sprinkle in the western suburbs. we will continue to talk about this in the forecast. are the roads shaping up? >> let's check some closures. on hartford road, and at 152 at singer wrote, so far so good in terms of speed sensors not thinking of a lot. we are making our way towards 795. we are at 55 miles per hour. if you are going to travel further south, 54 miles per hour. 95 checks out ok. let's give you a live view of traffic. so far so good now on the major roadways. we will let you know if anything crops up. that is the latest. >> city police are dealing with several different incidents in the last 12 hours, including a shooting that happened just after midnight in north baltimore.
this race stands and how sandy could impact the election. >>> plus the new big storm closing in threatening to disrupt a massive recovery operation. >>> and making a difference, the marathon may be off, but the race is on to help some of the hardest hit victims of the storm. from our election home, "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. in just over 48 from now, the first polling places here on the east coast will close in the presidential election. the final "countdown" is on and the gut check moment has arrived for president obama and governor romney as they make the crucial decisions as to where and how to marshall their resources into places they can still make a difference. and tonight, we're about to release the results of our time poll in this race, a last-minute snapshot that could give both camps a reason for hope and anxiety. and how the hurricane sandy disaster has affected this race. let's start with our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd who's just below me here on democracy plaza. >> let's get right to the numbers, the president with a very
to make sure that they are not acting as bullies. >> reporter: meanwhile, hurricane sandy has swamped election day in the northeast. florida new jersey apology stations are beseejd. >> the timing of the storm was horrible for us. >> i have no idea where we'll be able to vote. >> reporter: this weekend, the state announced it will let voters displaced by sandy e-mail or fax their ballots in and military trucks may be deployed as backup polling stations. >> we want to let you know brian williams and our entire political team will be with you every step of the way on election night. our coverage begins at 7:00, 6:00 central tomorrow night. >>> now for a look at the weather and that nor'easter that is headed our way, bill karins is down in democracy plaza for us this morning. good morning to you, bill. >> good morning to you, veronica. this is the place to be tuesday night. behind me, the famous ice skating rink with the electoral map on it. as nbc calls the states on election night, they'll all be colored in in either red or blue as we go to the magical number of 270 electoral votes. we
fatigue and frustration growing as the cleanup and recovery continues after hurricane sandy. >> life is still far from normal. the aftermath remains are big story. at least 90 people have died in the united states from sandy. power outages standard more than 4 million homes and businesses. some experts say that sandy may end up as the second most expensive storm in history. ranked behind hurricane katrina. >> troops and heavy equipment continued to move into the strike zone. >> the tattered road to recovery, and littered with debris. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> crews are clearing away what they can. supplies and support are pouring in, but there is not enough to meet the overwhelming need. >> this is not something that is going to be over until long time. >> charging stations provide survivors with a lifeline. the subway in new york is slowly coming back online. as officials race to get ready for the marathon this weekend, some are frustrated saying it is too soon and the waste of valuable resources. >> the city of new york is talking about getti
in the after math of sandy. the latest on recovery efforts as new york's mayor bows to pressure. >>> long lines didn't stop them. a look at the record number of voters who turned out for early voting. 11 news saturday morning starts right now. welcome to 11 news saturday morning. i'm lisa robinson. >> i'm jennifer franciotti. first a check outside with john. kind of nice out there this morning. >> there's a little chill in the air. our temperatures have not bounced back. we're still on the outer edges of what's left of sandy. lot of clouds the past few days and the temperatures have been held down because of the circulation. >> felt like winter yesterday. >> right, absolutely. that hasn't really changed all that much. in fact, there's still precipitation. we had a couple sprinkles yesterday, but up in the mountains in pennsylvania and in upstate new york, or western new york really, i guess everything outside of new york city is upstate in new york. anyway, they've got some snow. and, again, this is all involving the circulation over what's left of sandy, which is in eastern canada right now wa
toured the areas hit hardest by the storm bacchanal that we are clear sandy, are we looking for warmer temperatures? >> you are watching wbal tv 11, live, local, late breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m.. >> good morning. >> thanks for joining us. >> ava marie is here and we're glad to hear you are ok. >> it was crazy. it was you need for a hurricane because it was so cold. we were out there for eight hours straight. and we got soaked with the rain. it was freezing cold. we had to make sure we did not get hypothermia. >> you wouldn't normally think about cold weather during hurricane coverage. >> i did not have -- know how to pack for it. i brought all the snow gear i have because that's what i needed. >> it came in handy? >> it did, my waterproof jacket, my raincoat, the snow jackets did not hold up to the rain. we hope that everyone in the northeast cleaning up, it will be a rough couple of weeks. things are ok, there are just a sprinkles -- a couple sprinkles to worry about this morning. along the 95 corridor near columbia to northeast of baltimore. sometimes the
tv 11 news. >> now to the aftermath of hurricane sandy. officials are calling it one of the worst natural gas -- disasters in u.s. history. >> cleanup continues along the eastern seaboard. the shoreline is forever changed. >> good evening, donna. you see the boardwalk behind me as battered. areas like this are now struggling to come back. heavy equipment helps to steer the difficult recovery. power lines are going back up the many places are still overmatched by the devastation left behind. >> this is beyond what we imagined. >> the road to recovery is lined with hundreds of thousands struggling to survive. the lines stretch for blocks if you're lucky, but more often for miles. people waiting, hundreds hanging out just to charge their phones. but the longest and most contentious stretched from the stations that have fuel. relief could be on the way. tankers are moving back into new york harbor. help has been harder to find for many on s.i.. >> we have no power. >> hope is fading as well. >> we have bodies being removed. we are devastated. >> and officials -- discussed it officials
with 100 supporters, politicians, and celebrities. in virginia last night, a makeup before hurricane sandy, he argued that the resident is running out of steam. >> he was talking abut saving characters on "sesame street" and playing word games with my name and attacking me on a regular basis, a tax he knows are not true. >> president obama also visits the seven states between now and election day with a focus on ohio, is must-win state. he will be there every day between now and the election. >> al qaeda as been decimated, osama bin laden is dead. we have made real progress these past four years. >> how will it shakeout on tuesday? >> romney has a 50-50 chance to win the popular vote. it is harder to see him winning the electorial vote. >> a possible split verdict from a nation deeply divided, and anxious to end this very long campaign. >> baltimore city police are investigating a shooting involving a licensed security guard. officers found a man suffering a gunshot wounds at the 500 block of west franklin st. phone 8 econo 25 last night. a preliminary investigation reveals that the victim
sandy continues. tonight mary -- mayor bloomberg has canceled the new york city marathon but food, fuel and power are still out in the hardest-hit areas. >> four days later, the theory of sandy is too much -- the fuyr ry of sandy is too much to bear. >> we need help here. we truly do. we need someone to come and tell us which way to go. >> many simply are not going anywhere. >> lines have been 2 miles long. >> lines for fuel and traffic are just too charging phone have been overwhelming for many. >> in some cases, pushing patients and the motion over the edge. the difficulties stretch for miles along the atlantic coast. >> no heat, no power. >> hope is quickly fading. >> we have bodies removed -- being removed. >> devastation that after days of controversy forced organizers to cancel this weekend's new york city marathon. >> the race had become a distraction for people who were working trying to help people. >> how is beginning to show up by the truck load here. the basic necessities like water, food and warm clothes. tonight an all-star lineup of entertainers gathered for a benefit for
what each candidate's policy means for america. >>> dhaechb station of superstorm sandy. the impact it could have on the economy and what happened at the new york stock exchange that hadn't happened in 100 years. >>> the changing way we deal with and learn about crises, the powers, krit pals of social media. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >>> here's what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. a positive jobs report. the final one before the election on tuesday. the labor department reporting the unemployment kicked up in november to 7.9%. but 171,000 jobs were created in the month, well above expectations. numbers for the last two with months were revised upwards. an additional 84,000 jobs added for august and september new york's mayor michael bloomberg rang the bell on wednesday after a two-day shutdown because of super storm sandy. that's the first two-day weather related shut down at the new york stock exchange since 1888. it was a first slow day but there were no glitches. the markets picked up steam. the markets fell on friday. stocks cl
developments on this story. >> the other big story tonight is monitoring the aftermath of super stormed sandy. we have continued team coverage last -- you can check today. monitoring transit troubles at penn station. we will begin with the very latest from new jersey. >> and good evening. it is another day of clean up and recovery, not only here in new jersey but up and down the atlantic seaboard. an overwhelming task with no real and in sight. >> when the damage is so intense and so far reaching it can be hard to figure out how to start to come back. >> >> in many areas, crews are moving them s that sandy left behind. but in some of the hardest-hit communities, there are no recovery teams or residence yet. >> no heat, no hot water, there is not much we have. we need more help. >> supplies and support are pouring in. troops and heavy equipment, but still the need is overwhelming. >> the full toll of hurricane sandy on new yorkers is still emerging. >> subway trains are slowly coming back on line. charging stations provide a lifeline, but it is lines like these, thousands waiting for buses in
's all involved with the circulation around what is left of sandy. yes, it's still there in canada. we'll talk about our forecast and where all this takes us over the next few days in just a few minutes. >>> our big story comes out of baltimore city, where police are investigating the sexual assault of a female jogger. >> police say her attacker held her at knife point early friday morning at fells point. here's george lettuce with the latest on that investigation. >> fells point promenade offers excellent views of baltimore's water front, so it's no surprise it's become a popular spot to go jogging. but sharon clark said she's encountered some scary spots along the way. >> it was very dark. i did feel a bit unsafe over there. i just kind of did it very quickly and came back into the more lit areas. >> in the early morning darkness of friday, police say a woman in her 20s went for a run here by herself before work. at some point between 5 and 7 a.m., man wearing a mask and armed with a knife grabbed her, pulled her into a dark area and sexually assaulted her. >> it's really like horrib
helping neighbors to the north. here's a look at some of the latest headlines with sandy's aftermath. at least 70 people in the united states had been killed. more than 6 million households in this is our without power. national guard troops are delivering food and water to residents stranded by flooding. president obama got a bird's eye view of the damage hurricane sandy cost to the new jersey shoreline this afternoon. he was tried by chris christie and quite a bit -- and craig fugate. afterwards, they visited a community shelter and spoke with several residents. the president promised residents that the federal government would not forget them, saying they are there for the long haul. >> we are not going to tolerate red tape. it will not tolerate bureaucracy. i have instituted a 15 minute rule on my team. you return everybody's phone call at the did 50 minutes. >> this is our sixth conversation since the weekend. it is been a great working relationship to make sure that we are doing the jobs people inducted us to do. >> this traffic jam is the result of demand for gasoline after th
will go down with the ship. >> surveys the wreckage sandy left behind. >> you seen anything like this? >> never. never. nothing like this. nothing. >> heart breaking scenes. >> there is my kids' strollers. >> heart warming moments. coming together, coming back, sandy, rescue & recovery. >> good evening, everyone. welcome to "dateline." i'm lester holt. the winds and floodwaters may be gone, but power outages, ruined homes and impassable roads have triggered a whole new set of problems for the east coast. and new yorkers, not always known for their patience, were more rattled today by gas lines that seemed to go on forever. but today, the reason got a glimmer of hope as the relief efforts started to kick in. harry smith starts us off. >> reporter: it's been four days since hurricane sandy struck the northeast. yesterday there were screams for help in some of the worst hit areas. >> we all need help. i need help desperately. >> reporter: today, some help showed up. homeland security secretary janet napolitano toured devastated staten island. >> we have 3200 fema personnel working this s
are actually reachg families left shattered by sandy. tonight, our nbc news investigation. >>> moment of crisis at one of the most trusted institutions in the world. explosive allegations against a popular tv star, now a shake-up all the way at the top. >>> reunited, separated during the storm, we're there for the emotional moments when families find the pets they thought were lost forever. >>> and paying tribute to those who served and those who continue to serve. tonight, honoring our nation's heroes on this veterans day. >>> good evening. the fallout from the surprise resignation of cia director david petraeus after admitting to an extramarital affair has taken two tracks tonight. first with the bombshell landing just days after the presidential election, there is a growing course of questions from lawmakers about exactly when petraeus's affair was discovered and who in washington was told about it. then there's the fbi investigation that inadvertently exposed the whole thing. a probe into some harassing e-mails allegedly sent by petraeus's biography, paula broadwell. tonight nbc has learned
>>> good morning. more misery as the northeast still reels from the impact of sandy. a new threat, another storm headed to the region next week. bad news for millions of desperate residents. near hi 4 million people still without power. gas lines are growing even longer, and they areves are getting even more frayed. >>> four days to go, president obama arrives in ohio overnight and governor romney heads there as well as both camps brace for this morning's all-important jobs report and the impact of sandy looms large over election day. >>> and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the countdown has begun for aerosmith's first ever morning show concert today, friday, november 2nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this has been a hard week around here, but it's nice to have something to smile about this morning. aerosmith here on th
. >> we saw mitt romney soften his tone during sandy but that has all changed. it is now back to business and game on. >> if i am elected -- a slip of the time in virginia, but he quickly went back into his stump speech and a new line of attack against the president. >> we don't need a secretary of business to understand business, we need a president who understands business and i do. >> he may appoint a secretary of business. his solution to everything is add another bureaucrat. >> >> there is no question he can win. >> a republican strategist says the best way to close the deal is focus on the fundamentals. >> he has got to give a people who may be wrestling with their choice the confidence he can fix it and he knows how to make the economy better. >> mitt romney plans to take that argument to wisconsin and ohio. nearly 100 surrogates will help kick off the across the american tour. >> where do things stand in the latest polls? >> at least one daily tracking poll has mitt romney up by two points. but a new poll just out shows obama up by several points, leading in wisconsin, new hampshi
. >>> well, from hurricane sandy to last week's nor'easter to spring like weather in the east and a mercury plunge in the west, many are asking what is with the crazy extremes in weather. well, nbc's chief environmental affairs correspond don't ann thompson has that story. >> reporter: america has a case of weather whiplash. >> 60 degrees our high on friday and 28 degrees as our hi on saturday. >> reporter: this weekend the west went from summer to winter overnight. >> that's winter. >> it's winter. >> instawinter. >> reporter: the northeast bass beings in spring like temperatures, still recovering from superstorm sandy and a nor'easter. >> i'm waiting for the locusts next. >> reporter: this year alone the nation's endured a withering draw the, wildfires and the warmest month on record. in 2011 there were 14 extreme weather events each doing more than a billion in damage. now some politicians are connecting the dots blaming the gases that come from burning cole, oil and gas from changing the climate. >> climate change, extreme weather, call it what you will, but it is undeniable. >> reporte
after hurricane sandy, drivers are still feeling the effects and frustration with long lines for gasoline. now new york city and long island officials are following new jersey's lead with fuel rationing. meanwhile, buyer be wear if you're in the market for a new or used car in the following years. >>> just like in hurricane's past, sandy left behind lots of soaked and sand-filled cars. >> the estimate is that there's at least 16,000 new cars that were damaged and up to 250,000 used cars. >> reporter: and guess where they thought they will end up. >> put-back in the market. >> reporter: so what do you do? >> the number one thing for anybody looking to buy a used car is to pull a vehicle history report. >> reporter: also let a mechanic you trust take a look at it or at the very least inspect the car yourself and include a smell test. >> the odor because when a car sits in standing water, particularly in saltwater, that car will take on a smell that's very difficult to get rid of. >> reporter: look for debris or waterlines inside the car, the trunk, and engine compartment. dingy
for as voters go to the polls. >>> also, misery, so many still struggling after hurricane sandy. we'll look at its possible effect on turnout tomorrow. and would you believe the threat from the next storm on the way, a nor'easter threatening for mid-week. the storm, and the election, our coverage, nbc nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and we can tell you it is almost over now, after a couple of years and a couple of billion, on the eve of decision 2012, we are very close to knowing the first indications of how this race is going to break. heading into election day, by all accounts this election is a statistical dead heat, the latest national head to head has this as a 48-47 race, while state polls vary and while the battleground states call for a lot, you can tell how tight the race is by watching the two campaigns, positively barnstorming the battleground states, battling it out, based on the hope of converts here. all this, while the whole region of the country sits in the dark and watches the profound effects after the natural disaster. so we begin our election coverage here in
if the on the exact position. does it look to it -- it does not look to be as strong as sandy, but there is some concern. >> just what we need, a nor'easter on top of san the last week. we're not certain what will happen but one thing is for sure. -- on top of a sandy last week. even if we get moderate winds associated with this storm, trees could fall on power lines and that could pose problems. >> it is a possible situation of here we go again -- a week after super storms and the hit the northeast with a fury, a number of weather models show a nor'easter headed for the same area. while damage was married -- was a mild for most of maryland, there is concerned about flooding on the eastern shore and snow in central maryland, meeting more hard work for bge. >> we will prepare and we are stocking where we need to if we have to respond. >> bge has started to get things moving after sandy blew through. since last friday, inspection crews have been looking at older trees which could be more vulnerable to fall because the ground is saturated. >> it a concern for us. trees are in a precarious position.
-10 feet, which is what we saw during sandy. folks are relieved to dodge another toss by another nature. >> it appears ocean city dobbs to another bullet. the threat of a passing nor'easter seems to be skirting the coast rather than crashing into it. it certainly is not a superstar and sandy. it reminds you of it at heights of 2 9 feet. >> right now it is nasty. >> does that concern you? >> actually, we will be out of here. as for the locals and the beach, it will make a mess of this place. >> on wednesday, ocean city was seen moderate rainfall and minor flooding. like here on st. louis avenue, we even found one volunteer firefighter who told us this is exactly what people were expecting. >> we had a meeting last night and they told us it is going to be flooding and stuff like that. nothing big on sandy. >> we clocked sustained winds from 15-25 miles an hour. certainly nothing like sandy been enough to help push surges in just a little bit. >> the water will be in the low- lying area. we are prepared for it. >> they have been monitoring the storm since monday and feel relatively confide
and the aftermath of hurricane sandy. >> right now, this region is still reeling, but starting to make progress five days after hurricane sandy hit. today, gas rationing begins in new jersey, while people across the eastern seaboard are still trying to pick up the pieces. if they can get gas to move somewhere. can it be done? can new york city do anything to avoid ending up being under water again? we've got it covered. >>> also, important tips for you on how you can clean up from the storm and make sure you're ready before that next big one comes along. >> later on, some of new york's most famous natives held a telethon for hurricane sandy victims. matt lauer was the host. bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi, and billy joel helped raise money. we'll show you some highlights. >> it was quite a show. >>> we are also live on the campaign trail as president obama and governor romney crisscross the country with just three days to go now until election day. with the race neck and neck, we'll take a look at how hurricane sandy and friday's job numbers could affect the race. we want to begin with the aftermath
for today's vote, and those in the wake of hurricane sandy's destructive path are doing the best they can. obama versus romney, democrats versus republican. the world is watching, and now it's your decision, america. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. well, millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do some last-minute politicking early today. in the swing state of ohio, nearly 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida nearly 4 point. >> petros: 5 million peop-- 4.5 million people have voted. president obama voted early this year. he'll do some swing state interviews and then play in his traditional election day basketball game and then wait in chicago. mr. romney has added two last-minute campaign stops in ohio. paul ryan will vote and join him in boston. joe biden will vote in delaware before joining him in chicago. tracie pots has the details on the final frantic day of campaigning. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning. it may be a frantic day of voting too. this is one of the many polling
>>> good morning. gridlock. three days after sandy getting in and out of new york city a nightmare. long lines at gas stations across the region as the death toll from the storm rises to at least 74 people. >>> and new images show its fury in connecticut and new jersey today,thursday, november 1st, 2012. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. the storm recovery is already beginning, but already mounting frustration among people over how long it's going to take. and i guess that's understandable. >> yeah, and it's going to take a while. that much is clear. not just here in the city, but across the northeast region. as we mentioned, gas has become a hot commodity, especially in storm-damaged parts of new jersey and long island. the traffic problems around new york city are so bad now, governor andrew cuomo has declared a transportation emergency. >>> couple of new regulations in place, for example, a minimum passenger mandate is in effect for cars that try to get on the island of manhattan. you have to have thr
following super storm sandy, president obama is back on the campaign trail today. the commander in chief wednesday in new jersey touring the devastation along the coastline. but he's making up for time today. his republican challenger mitt romney spends the day campaigning in virginia. more than 19 million people have already cast early ballots, but those, of course, won't be counted until november 6th. >>> state prosecutors in pennsylvania are reportedly announcing criminal charges against former long time penn state president graham spanier. they are based on e-mails in which spanier and others agreed not to tell authorities about former football coach jerry sandusky. meantime, sandusky was transferred to state prison where he will serve 3 to 60 years behind bars. >>> and residents in louisville, kentucky, are waiting to return to their homes after workers accidentally sparked a chemical fire at the site of a train derailment. at least three workers suffered serious burns. residents outside the evacuation zone have been warned to stay indoors. >>> a human rights group said syrian rebel
after super storm sandy, the northeast has turned into a winter scene. in new york, roughly 60,000 residents lost power wednesday, bringing the total to 370,000 customers, including those who lost power last week. some areas received as much as 6-11 inches of snow. >> the season's first winter storm to strike the northeast continues its trek northward, beating communities with strong wind. meanwhile, people already battered by hurricane sandy last week barely waited for the sun to rise before starting to clean up again. >> the good news is we have not seen the kind of damage we saw with hurricane sandy. >> really was out power -- maria was without power for two days after hurricane sandy. that lost power again after the nor'easter. several inches of snow blanketed the region, setting -- setting a record for snowfall in the big apple. 100,000 people in the dark, possibly for the second time in just over a week. >> i went out to go to the store, and i came back and my house was black and the kids were frantic. no heat. >> across the country, airlines canceled more than 1000 fligh
because we are noticing the difference between this storm and sandy, it is colder out here. it films -- feels closer to 30 degrees. the ocean looks the same, with seas from 6-10 feet. for the most part, a light rain out here. costs from 15-20 miles an hour. sustained winds. gusts at 30 miles an hour. for the most part, mother nature threatened ocean city once again and they said, get out of here. painfully, ocean city dog just another bullet. the threat of a passing nor'easter that seems to be skirting the coast rather than crashing into it. it certainly is not a super storm sandy. the waves smashing on the inland remind you love it. up to 9 feet. >> right now they are nasty. >> does that concern you? >> well, actually, we will be out of here. as for the locals and the beach, it it will make a mess of this place. >> ocean city was seen moderate rainfall and minor flooding in low-lying areas. like here, on sinkless ave. we found one volunteer firefighter who told us this is what people were expecting. >> they just told us is going to be basically flooding and stuff like that. nothing
to 9 feet, which is exactly what we saw with sandy. they got the majority of the sand out of the parking lot. they are concerned that, during high tide, it will push back sand that game. as far as ocean city officials, they are still monitoring the storm and will make decisions on any sort of emergency preparations later today. it is not super storm sandy, but the waves crashing and certainly remind you of it. a nor'easter is expected to hit the ocean city area later this afternoon with sustained winds of 30 miles per hour and gusts of 40 miles per hour with a rain-snow mixed. they're still monitoring the storm and have not put any emergency plans in place. the biggest concern will be flooding, especially areas below 17th street associated with storm surge. we spoke with a local volunteer firefighter about how he and other emergency personnel are readying themselves for the storm. >> we met with them last night. they told us it would basically be flooding and stuff like that, nothing really big like what we had with sandy. >> once again, a live look at the ocean. it is pre
sandy. the storm that struck the northeast this week was not as damaging as super storm sandy but i made a lot of matters worse. michael bloomberg and officials announced the beginning of gas rationing tomorrow. 25% of gas stations are open right now. so many residents remain leery. >> your power goes out, it is not a big deal usually. on top of all that has happened, it makes it hard. >> chris christie says he expects power will be restored from both storms by saturday. >> coastal communities like ocean city experienced rain but just like with hurricane sandy, residents had awareness of potential problems. lowell melser as an update. >> it is shaping up to be a beautiful day in ocean city. still feeling a little bit of the win but for the most part, beautiful conditions. the dog to another bullet by mother nature in ocean city. as far as conditions, take a look at the surf. during the height of the storm, the nor'easter, we saw sees from 6-10 feet, similar to sandy. as far as other things, basically the normal flooding you would see during a heavy rainstorm anywhere from 17th street sou
, the first of the season. but for the hundreds of thousands still trying to recover from hurricane sandy, this was the last thing they needed. rain, snow and wind at times over 60 miles an hour is drenching homes. entire communities already rearranged by hurricane sandy. >> it's overwhelming. >> very sad. it's very sad to see us getting pounded again. >> reporter: waves lashed out on beaches nearly washed away in last week's superstorm leading to new fierce of flooding. from sea bright to queens, people are seeking shelter again. >> a warm shelter is available for free at hillcrest high school. >> reporter: even as crews rushed to fix power lines, hundreds of thousands just getting their lights back on are back in the dark. >> it's a little insult to injury, but that's mother nature. >> reporter: for others who never had their power restored, this cold weather is miserable. >> cold. very cold. you sleep at night with blankets and socks and everything else on, and it's just horrible. >> reporter: the storm is forcing airlines to cancel more than 1,000 flights and leading to accidents on t
>>> good morning. insult to injury. with millions still reeling from hurricane sandy, now a nor'easter is brewing and it's set to bring high winds and heavy rain to the people who need it least. as temperatures in the northeast dip dangerously low today, we're tracking the storm. >>> complete devastation. a first look side one new jersey town swamped by sandy. but its residents vowing to rebuild. a message of hope amid the ruins. >>> and down the stretch they come. president obama and governor romney crisscrossing the country hoping to persuade veters to vote for them on election day. and we are right in the middle of all the action "today," sunday, november 4, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with lester holt and erica hill live from democracy plaza. >>> good morning and welcome to "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt here on our beautiful little location. i call it the studio with a view, democracy plaza. our backdrop for nbc's election coverage. >> and a nice view it is. i'm erica hill. it's good you made it this
and county roads are open this morning following super storm sandy. a fourth person died as a result of senandy. an elderly man died while shoveling snow. more coming up later in the newscast. ravens fans slept easy after a big bounce back win as the browns. >> ray rice had a touchdown run in the first quarter. the browns would come back to take the lead early in the fourth quarter thanks to the fifth field goal of the game. a late touchdown pass from joe flacco seals the deal for the ravens. nifty move on the outside and in for the score. the ravens win 25-15. there is a purple evening. >> it is set for tonight at m&t bank stadium. there will be exclusive access to the stadium and meeting some of the players. it was originally scheduled for last month. if you purchased tickets in advance, they will be honored tonight. 6:10. 40 degrees at bwi. a new way to make sure you get the best deal on holiday shopping. >> we have to make a through election day first. how close we may be to voting on line. it is this morning's water cooler question of the day. >> there is a storm coming up the c
to affect areas hit by sandy. trends are off shore. things are looking nice as we approach the holidays next weekend. let's talk about what's happened out there. i mentioned that there was an amazing northern lights show going on. this is a picture from the top of mount washington. one of the highest spots in new england. 6,000 feet in new hampshire. there's a weather observatory where they do 24 hour weather observations and they have these amazing images of the northern lights. it was a great show from michigan all the way through vermont and maine. this image captured it well. as far as what's going on out there, not much. nice quiet weather period across the country. another chilly start in the 30s for many people, even the 40s in the deep south. it's a cold, dry air mass pretty much covering much of the nation. doesn't have a lot of tropical origins to it. it's a polar air mass. the only area of rain that we have is down here in the southeast. it's a pretty good solid shield of light rain, even lightening strikes from georgia into south carolina. now trying to go up to wilmington and ar
tree stands up to sandy, and almost 3 million cars recalled for steering problems. is yours one of them? >>> plus, guess who's going to get the lions share of the blame if the country goes off the fiscal cliff. here's a hint for you. it isn't president obama. you are watching "early today." recalled for steering problems. >>> welcome back. stories making news this morning. a knew pew research center poll finds that republicans in congress will be more to blame if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff. 53% of those surveyed point the finger at the gop while 29% say president obama would be more to blame. >>> 20-year-old mitchell kusick of colorado has been charged with threatening to kill president obama during an october campaign event. kusick also made credible threats towards shooting and killing children at a halloween event. >>> defense secretary leon panetta has demoted the former head of the u.s. africa command general william kip ward for allegedly spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel and other travels. he will retire as a three star general and repay the government $82,00
, it looks like the areas that felt sandy will feel this again but will be nearly as strong. it will be associated with a moderate to strong nor'easter. it has to get them all a little nervous even though this will not be nearly as strong as sandy. >> i think the main issue is that the ground is so saturated. even if we don't get a lot of precipitation, if we get a good wind gusts, that could not down a couple of trees and make a lot of problems. >> it is a possible situation of here we go again. a week after the super storm hits the northeast with a fury, and number of the most popular weather models show a nor'easter headed for the same area. while damage was relatively minor, there is concern about more flooding on the eastern shore and snow in the mountains. that means more hard work. >> we are restocking where we need to. >> bge has started to get things moving after sandy blew through. inspection crews have been looking over trees which could be more vulnerable because the ground is very saturated. >> its a concern for us. trees are in a precarious position and it only
. his handling of hurricane sandy has boosted his approval numbers. in the important cause of state of ohio, governor romney is 6 points down. that is forcing him to look to other states like iowa that could prove critical on his electoral map. >> we can do better. a stronger america is ahead. >> of the day after he stumped in new hampshire -- >> the president was there with former president bill clinton. it is a race so tight even 4 electoral votes could be the margin of victory. president obama has an eight- point lead with 1 in. governor romney has a seven- point lead with men. >> groups are hoping vote yes to several questions. they're making a final push before the election. hundreds of teachers and students rallied in support of the dream act which would allow children of illegal immigrants to pay in state tuition to attend college. the event was organized by a nonprofit group called the intersection. >> we need to have our best and brightest going to college so they can produce, give back, and pay taxes. >> supporters say the direct will save taxpayers money. opponents say su
each borough in the city, a virtual tour through sandy's destruction. >> i feel for all the people who have problems, but you don't pull the plug at the last minute, he could have made that decision days and days ago. >> reporter: transportation was already tough, the race would have closed roads and bridges, and some complained it would have diverted valuable resources like much-needed police officers, last year, a thousand people worked the race, and sanitation workers, the mayor disagreed, saying the city critically needed the $340 million that the marathon brings in. >> new york has to show that we are here and that we're going to recover, and that we can, while we help people, still help companies that need the business and give people something to cheer about. >> reporter: race organizers started a hurricane relief fund. >> we'll be donating a million to kick this off. and we feel so strongly that this is the right thing to do. >> reporter: they said the may action was not just about the release, but about helping new york city find its way to recovery. there has been a lot of tw
are easing along the coast after sandy. most of the benches have been put back in place because at one point the waves were crashing along the wall. the sun looks to be shining there where it is 46 degrees. 44 at b.w.i. thurgood marshall. chilly today, starting in the 30's and 40's, hoping to warm up close to 50 degrees this afternoon. currently, the skies cloudy but we are starting to see it break apart a little bit, sunny towards ocean city. overall, scattered clouds throughout the day, although it will be dry. the radar showing showers to the south, near norfolk, virginia, moving off the coast. there's another storm we do have to worry about. across the areas, the sun shinig from northern d.c. towards ocean city, everyone else under a thin layer of clouds but the storm staying to the south. that's going to move off the coast, then we watch this next storm that will dig down towards the south, developing a coastal low. for today, if you man to be out and about, at least it is going to be dry. a little on the chilly side. scattered clouds and we set back the clocks so the sun will set earli
sandy. and now after the hurricane, then the snow. now it feels like spring while winter hits out west. risk factor, a reality check tonight from dr. nancy snyderman on the story in the news today about pregnancy, the flu, and autism. >>> and behind the wheel, tonight how women are taking the lead. this has to do with a huge change that has happened slowly on the american roads. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, the damage, both personal and political, continues to pile up following the resignation of the director of the cia, retired four-star general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated general officer of a generation. and now, the questions are rolling in about the extramarital affair that led to all of this, about the e-mails that led the fbi to petraeus. and how much further this all goes. we begin our reporting of the story tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our washington news room, good evening, andrea. >> reporter: good evening, brian, new questions tonight on why the fbi did not tell the president or the intelligence leaders about the involvement of petraeus'
sandy. people still in the dark. fed up and fighting back. and a whole new movement comes to the rescue. >>> plus, could the new black friday be thanksgiving day? the retailers have announced they're starting the christmas shopping season as early as turkey day this year. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening, a growing scandal that has already resulted in the resignation of the cia director has tonight already grown so vast and so complicated, it deserves diagramming as we begin tonight's coverage of it. this begins with retired four-star u.s. army general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated, best known general of the modern era. he resigned on friday, admitting to an affair. he was immediately linked to paula broadwell, like petraeus, she went to west point, an academic who wrote a biography of petraeus. we know about the affair because of jill kelley, she alerted the fbi, said she was getting anonymous harassing e-mails, turns out they were from broadwell. kelley dealt with a lot of generals both in the military and socially in tampa. overnight we learned another four-st
in the areas hard hit by super storm sandy. more than 175,000 homes remain without power tonight in new jersey, nearly two weeks after sandy and lst weeks nor'easter. >> after talking with the utility's last night and again this morning, my belief is we will have almost 100% restoration by saturday night. >> many are still struggling to get by as relief and power are still uncertain in some areas. more help was on the way to one of those areas of new jersey tonight thanks to a convoy of maryland state troopers. >> 11 troopers from across maryland just arrived in the seaside heights of new jersey. 25 maryland troopers held in new jersey police get some sense of normalcy back to that region -- helping jersey police get some sense of normalcy back to that region. >> they are used in answering calls to help with this time they are headed north to abortion -- ocean county, new jersey, to help there to repair a shore in shambles. >> seeing the deception on tv helps prepare a bit but until you -- seeing the destruction on tv help prepare a bit until you see it in real life, it does not prepare you. >
'easter was not close to being as damaging as superstorm sandy, but it did not help matters. gas rationing will begin tomorrow. motorists can fill up only every other day. police officers will be in force in that system. many residents in that area are just tired. >> it is not a big deal, usually, but it makes things really hard. >> governor chris christie says he expects power to be fully restored from most forms by saturday. but the american red cross is one agency that sent members to help out in the wake of hurricane sandy. >> some remaining staff members could soon be going on strike. >> they are working to negotiate a new contract, but a red cross spokesman said if the staff does decide to strike, it would be terrible timing. he said the red cross has already lost 370 blood drives because of hurricane sandy, and the need for blood is even higher because of the storm. new york and new jersey continued to deal with the aftermath of hurricane sandy, and the red cross is one of many organizations that has stepped in to help. >> a lot of staff members have volunteered their time. >> now 50 staff mem
. health -- help on the way for those ravaged by sandy. courtesy of the orioles. they are filling up trucks with food, blankets and other supplies to send to union beach, toms river, new jersey. you can visit camden yards today until 5:00 p.m. the american red cross is one of dozens of agencies that of stepped in to help in sandy's aftermath. but baltimore red cross employees said it might go on strike next week if they cannot reach a contract agreement. local officials said they got a 311 that workers could strike. could involve about 50 employees who support the blood drive operations. >> it comes at a really unfortunate time. we are really trying to work together with the community and rally around and put our arms around the community members. we are very disappointed at the timing. >> officials say blood supply has been impacted by sandy which forced the cancellation of about 375 blood drives in 13 states and washington, d.c. coming up on 11 news at noon, and massive blaze lights of the burbank sky. what investigators say fuelled this. and fuel in short supply after sandy in their york
for sandy-fund -- sandy- flooded vehicle that go up for sale. what to watch out for. >> ray lewis has a secret hobby. i am at a spot in downtown baltimore where faure will let that secret out tonight. >> the weekend features warmer temperatures and some sunshine. >> as residents to our north continued to recover from hurricane sandy, experts are warning of an illegal practice that is bound to pop up in the wake of these storms sandy left behind thousands of soaked and sand-filled cars. many of those cars will be cleaned up, put back on the market, and sold to unsuspecting customers. oscar biya sellers will use the procedure known as title- washing to move cars that were once flooded and sell them elsewhere. experts recommend you do a smell test. >> the odor -- when a car sits in standing water, particularly saltwater, the car will take on a smell that is difficult to get rid of. >> another good idea, poll a vehicle history report and let a mechanic you trust take a look at it. look for debris or water lines in the car, truck, or engine department. dingy taillights or headlights could
. and people pick up the pieces left behind from super storm sandy. >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. >> good evening. time running out in the fight for the white house, and the candidates are gearing up for the last two days on the campaign trail. today brought the two candidates to the same town within hours of each other. >> for one day a town of 58,000 people was the center of the political universe. >> it is good to be back in dubuque! >> dubuque, iowa, hosted both president obama and republican nominee mitt romney, both of whom consider iowa a critical part of their battleground map. the candidates crossed path within hours of each other as they barnstormed iowa and six other tossup states, make their final arguments in the last week of the campaign. >> the question of this election comes down to this -- do you want more of the same, or do you want real change? >> pu here's the thing. we know what change looks like, and what he's selling is not change. >> the president was joined by musicians john mellencamp and katy perry. governor romney got i -- a boost from n
's chuck todd. >> and as residents of the northeast move forward with their cleanup from hurricane sandy, we're going to ask the question how will that storm impact voter turnout in parts of the country tomorrow? >> and, of course, sandy still fresh in our minds and our hearts. people still trying to recover an dig out. there's a new storm targeting the region in the coming days. we want to get right to al roker who is on hard-hit stinld with more on that. good morning, al. >> good morning, savannah. house after house, instead of cars in the garage or the driveway, they have boats, and they are planning to get some of these boats out of here starting today, but that may be hampered by an oncoming nor'easter which normally we wouldn't be that worried about, but because of the weakened beaches and infrastructure this could be a big, big problem. let's take a look at where it's starting off. tomorrow morning around 8:00 a.m. it's in florida. so it's causing problems for maybe the voting in florida, especially in northern and central florida. as we make our way up the day tomorrow, we see it
curious way, sandy has given us the opportunity for a boost since the government rebuilt southern florida after hurricane andrew in 1992. a reconstruction so huge, it moved the country's entire gdp needle just when we needed it, after right a nasty recession. and now that we've assessed the damage, or we're trying to at least, i'll have to tell you one thing. i think this looks like a possible replay of that hugely bullish. right after a nastier recession. you couldn't tell that today to. ford with terrific numbers because they're connecting with the building materials industry. those stocks performed best today with the ones that took matters into their own hands. we spoke to queen harbors after it bought safety queen. to diversify away from the oil and gas business. queen harbors may have been up huge anyway, simy because, well, it's queens harbors. precisely what sandy ordered. buyers love the acquisition. $8.91. 18% gain for the good guys. tonight we're going to speak with two other companies that want to make you money. just in the last couple days. we'll hear from eaton. it will soo
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